Yanni Galanis

International Principal Haileybury China


Mr. Yanni Galanis has been in the education industry for over 26 years in both public and private school environments. This includes 21 years with Haileybury where he has taught Physics and Chemistry to senior school students and held a range of leadership positions, such as Head of Department, Head of Student Leadership, Head of House, Head of Physics, Head of Pre-Senior and Deputy Head of Senior School.

Yanni has also been part of Haileybury’s wider China programs in Chengdu, Beijing, Sanshui and Wuhan that have enabled them to be the biggest provider of Australian secondary education in China and the rest of Asia. He is currently the International Principal of Australia’s first Sino-Australian school – the Haileybury International School, Tianjin, and has contributed to overseeing their academic programs and systems over the last 4 years.

Yanni has a fundamental belief that all his students should not only be provided with key pathways to overseas universities but with opportunities to experience creativity, passion and curiosity during their time at school.

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